Off Square, On Point

At Off Square Brewing we strive to be just that–off square. We think and brew outside the box. Our tastes are eclectic, just like our beers. The passion of exploration and imagination will come through in each batch we brew, and we hope you want to experience that with us. Sometimes it’s crisp, clean flavors; sometimes it’s a complex and wild ride. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and strive for each beer to be on point.

Remember…Life’s a journey; bring beer.

Our Story

Owners Phil & Dave have been home brewing for a combined almost 4 decades, and after brewing together for 3 years, are ready to take their hobby and turn it into their careers. They started out on a 5-gallon system, but have upgraded to a 1 bbl system. Now, they are ready to take on brewing for the masses. Their beers have won various awards in local competitions.

With a degree in biochemistry combined with a passion for craft beer, Dave is ready to brew. He is passionate about the local brew scene and has personal relationships with many of the breweries in the area. He is a member of the local home brew club and has developed over 35 of his own beer recipes encompassing all beer styles. Dave has been an active member of the NIBS (Northwest Indiana Brewing Society) brewing club since its inception. The club recently won club of the year in Indiana.

Phil’s construction experience, along with over 17 years of home brewing, gives Off Square a leg up. Without his construction superintendent expertise, the brewery would not be standing today. His knowledge and relationships with area tradesmen have played an integral role in the building coming to fruition. His almost two decades of brewing give another unique perspective on the Off Square brand, and he looks forward to sharing that with the people of Northwest Indiana.


Our Staff

Chef – Evan Meyer (

Brewer – Karlie Somerton  (

Brewer – Matt Festa (

Sales / Event Manager – Barb Smrecansky (

Taproom Manager – Annie Hovanec (



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